Climate Therapy Topics
These are the topics and issues that climate therapists focus on. Click to see therapists who specialize in that topic.
For those who pressure political and business leaders to take climate action.
Climate Anxiety and Eco-Anxiety
Distress related to worries about the effects of climate change. It is not a mental illness. Rather, it is anxiety rooted in uncertainty about the future and alerting us to danger.
Climate Burnout and Fatigue
Feelings of exhaustion due to excessive and prolonged levels of stress about climate change - either from continually working on it or thinking about it.
Climate related depression that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. It causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.
Climate Grief and Despair
Grief associated with the direct loss of nature and changes in our way of life. Distinctly, it lacks familiar cultural supports and rituals to support resiliency.
Feelings of individual responsibility or helplessness in the face of the necessary, but slow-moving structural and systemic changes required to properly address climate change.
Ecotherapy, a nature-based therapy, enhances well-being through guided outdoor activities, fostering stress reduction, mood improvement, and connection with nature.
Major Life Choices and Climate Change
Feeling reluctance, delaying, or foregoing long-term decisions like having children due to ecological and climate vulnerability.
Neurodiversity and Climate Change
Supporting those with different or unusual characteristics, interests, and behaviors who can look at climate change with creativity, imagination, and passion to make a difference.
Parenting and Climate Change
Talking with your children about climate change, and engaging them with hope and positivity.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Direct exposure to climate change through natural disasters like floods, wildfires, and superstorms.
Pre-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (Pre-PTSD)
Anticipatory responses from exposure to climate-associated difficulties like an IPCC report, media report, and general awareness.
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Resilience Building and Adaptation
Create the capacity to anticipate climate risks and hazards, absorb shocks and stresses, and reshape and transform development pathways in the longer term.
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